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I paint Botanical Illustration which is where science and art meet, an interesting collaboration but one that is centuries old. I think that even with technology nowadays you cannot capture everything in a photo no matter how advanced, a detail of a stamen hidden behind a leaf or the exact colour of a species of Rose. These are the things which botanical artists pay very close attention to.

Along side painting I weave baskets which I started back in 2006 when my children were young. I love the process of weaving, experimenting with texure, pattern, shape and colour. Recently I have started to make bespoke Willow Woven coffins taking pride in this task which feels honorable.

Original Watercolours

In 2011 I achieved a South West Society of Botanical Artists Diploma and was awarded a bursary from them to help me further my studies.  In 2012 I was accepted to exhibit at the RHS botanical art show in London and exhibited as part of a group in April 2013 with the South West Society of Botanical Artists, we were awarded a silver for our exhibit ‘Spots and Stripes’ .  I exhibited solo at the RHS in 2015 and was awarded a Silver Gilt medal for my exhibition ‘The Nature of Nurture’.

The Nature of Nurture Collection
Botanical Illustrations
Natural History

Baskets

Hands do not like to stay idle for long!

Weaving a basket is a very methodical and therapeutic process, in a similar way to knitting, with patterns and rhythm.

When my youngest son was a baby a friend showed me how to make a basket, it took off from there and I attended some workshops but largely self taught.

I make Baskets to order, please contact me via my Contact page

Shopping Baskets
Log Baskets
Trugs

 

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Willow & Woven Coffins

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